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Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
investments in education and infrastructure that help our economy grow. keep in mind that the threat of tax heights going up is only one part of this so-called fiscal cliff. what we also have facing us starting tomorrow or automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect. keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but that also have an impact on things like head start. there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut. we are using an ax instead of a scalpel. it may not always be the smartest cuts. that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts, those also have to be balanced. my principle has always been to do things in a balanced, responsible way and that means revenues as to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. we will have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i am willi
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
like education, research, and technology, all of which are critical to our prosperity in the 21st century economy. spending cuts must be balanced with more reforms to our tax code. the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations should not be able to take advantage of loopholes and deductions that are not available for most americans. one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab they have racked up. if congress refuses to give united states the ability to pay its bills on time, consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. the last of congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered. i congratulate the newly sworn in members of congress. i look forward to working with the new congress and a bipartisan way. if we focus on the interests of our country above the interests of the party, am convinced we can cut spending and raise revenue in a manner that reduces our deficit and protect the middle class. and we can step up to me the important business that awaits us this year, creating jobs -- to the
Jan 5, 2013 10:00am EST
with those tough issues in an educated way. this is where we look at our responsibility. it tells them navigate that decision. it is a personal and hard decision. we are believers that hospice is the right way to do. >> you take it from a cost discussion? >> quality of life discussion. when you make that the cost will bear out here i o. >> by understand it is to bring down the cost of the entire health-care system. >> to probably answering the question. >> the devil is in the details. he was going to be making these decisions as to whether care is provided or not? it was not so long ago that we had to go to a primary-care doctor to get permission to go to a specialist. is it a primary care doctor? is an insurance company? who makes the financial decisions acts that is really what is going to drive the whole thing. >> i will give you our perspective. our perspective is the physician is at the center of health care. we believe the physician is where that decision is made. we do not believe it is a hospital. we believe it is the physician that makes that decision. we do have a bias t
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